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  • Types of Receptacles

    What do a cool home, a chilled beverage, your favorite television show and clean clothing have in common? They are all made possible by some form of energy. For most Americans this source of energy is electricity....

    • Posted August 9, 2016
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  • On Termites

    Every year, termites invade the homes of more than two million Americans at a cost of more than $2.5 billion in structural damage. Annual structural damage caused by termites is accelerating much more rapidly than the rate...

    • Posted August 4, 2016
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    Installing A Cedar Closet Floor

    When we first drive into a mountain area we know we’re there without even looking. One thing about the mountains – our nose always knows when we’re there. Once you’re among tall pines, spruce, redwood, whatever, the...

    • Posted June 7, 2016
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  • Skylights: Tubular Skylight – Solatube

    Natural light, it’s essential for all living things. Unfortunately, since the beginning of time, dwellings have caused natural light to be limited. Whether it be a cave, a hut, a teepee, castle or simply a modern home,...

    • Posted May 6, 2016
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  • Mom and toolkit
    It’s Almost Mother’s Day: A Tool Kit Just for Mom

    With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought that we might lend a hand by suggesting some gifts that veer from the traditional perfume, vacuum or toaster. Instead, we thought we might offer something practical, yet...

    • Posted May 2, 2016
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  • Concrete 101 (Part Two)

    It can be a patio, a house-walk, a porch, a retaining wall or even a set of steps. Regardless of the project, when it comes to pouring concrete there are a couple of simple and basic rules...

    • Posted March 27, 2016
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  • Concrete 101 (Part One)

    It can be a patio, a house-walk, a porch, a retaining wall or even a set of steps. Regardless of the project, when it comes to pouring concrete there are a couple of simple and basic rules...

    • Posted March 13, 2016
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  • Show Notes: Sheds, Fleas, Selling and more

    Is the house getting to small? Need some away space without leaving home, a hide-out? How about a new She Sheds – the new mancave. Home Depot is selling them, so they must be in!  Are the...

    • Posted March 12, 2016
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  • Garden Hose 101

    Let’s get right to the point. Here’s Garden Hose 101: Garden hoses are available in three basic lengths: 25 feet, 50 feet and 100 feet — with the most popular length being the 50-footer. Yes, they are...

    • Posted March 12, 2016
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  • A Few Of This Year’s Neatest Tool Innovations

    When we were kids the first stop we made when we got home from school was – naturally – the kitchen. Mom always kept a basket on the counter heaped full of thin-sliced dark, Russian Rye bread...

    • Posted March 10, 2016
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